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dramatic speech at the u.n. he had a drawing and a red line and said if iran amasses that amount of enriched uranium which would be number to make a bomb we have to strike. would you and governor romney put the redline at the same place that netanyahu did. >> what we have said is a nuclear weapons capability is what we have to stop. we have to speak with credibility. that means a romney/ryan administration one of credibility where we don't establish daylight between our allies, especially israel. when we say what we are going to do it is believed. that is the issue here. the ayatollahs by virtue of the conduct don't believe the president. >> chris: but your red line is not any different than the president. >> the problem is it is built upon a million of noncredible actions. i have been in congress for a number of years and we he have been fighting for tough crippling sanctions on iran. the administration resisted us. tim geithner tried to stop us from doin doing this until overwhelming support when the administration came onboard. when we send the signals overseas the ayatollahs
and a difference, netanyahu, the israeli prime minister gave a dramatic speech at the u.n. and had a drawing of a bomb and drew a red line. >> saw that. >> chris: and said if iran amasses that amount of medium enriched uranium, enough to make a bomb, we have to strike. would you and governor romney put the red line the same place, that benjamin netanyahu did. >> what mitt romney and i said, is a nuclear weapons capability is what we have to stop. now, we have to stick with credibility. that means, a romney-ryan administration will be one of credibility and we don't establish daylight between the allies, especially israeli and say what we'll do, it is believed. that is the issue here. the ayatollahs, by virtue of their conduct, don't believe the president when he says his interest is in stopping -- >> but, you wouldn't put the red line anyplace different -- >> the president moved his rhetoric a bit to look more like ours and that is good but the problem is, it is built upon a mountain of non credible action. i have been in congress a number of years and we have been fighting for tough sanctio
. but in an address to the u.n. general assembly today, syria's foreign minister accused outsiders of fueling all the blood shed. >> we also wonder to what extent the statements made by equal car, saudi arabia, turkey, the united states, france and others to what extent do these statements can clearly insight and support terrorism in syria, to what extent are they in line with the international responsibilities of the countries in combating terrorism? >>shepard: a spokesman for the syrian national council blast the speech there, called him a liar, representing the problem began da of the assad regime. the fox report's chief correspondent is working the united nations today. jonathan, according to the syrian foreign minister is not responsible for the civil war in his country. >>jonathan: to hear it from the syrian foreign minister this is a war that has nothing whatever to do with the desire for greater freedom or democracy, it is all about terror groups who are attacking the syrian government and their representatives. according to the syrian foreign minister, those groups are being aided, abett
action. at the u.n. he used a prop to drive home his point. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: while some have accused the prime minister of pressuring the president to help gop nominee mitt romney, mr. netanyahu has said his actions are not tied to the u.s. political calendar. the white house downplays any friction between the two leaders and brushes aside criticism that there was no face-to-face meeting. >> the president has met with and spent time on the phone with prime minister netanyahu more than with any leader since he took office. and that is reflective of the importance of and the closeness of the relationship between the united states and israel. >> reporter: the white house would not say if the two leaders talked about the so-called red line, which of course is a key issue. and no specifics on how they will stop iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. but they did agree to "continue their regular consultations on this issue." wolf. >> dan lothian reporting from the whi
vegas. then at the annual u.n. meeting where rogue nations are calling for a new world order, obama snubbed key allies and skipped meetings with world leaders so he could be on tv. >> so how much of the campaign is this going to be? the romney campaign is debating how forcefully to engage the libya issue. some are advising it's good to use as a stand-in for overall failures of the president. romney tries to do that in a wall street op-ed writing disturbing developments are sweeping across the greater middle east, these developments are not, as president obama says, mere bumps in the road. they are major issues that put our security at risk. yet amid this upheaval, our country seems to be at the mercy. >> the response was slow, it was confused. it was inconsistent. they first said it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob. we now know it was a planned terrorist attack. if this was one tragic incident, that would be a tragedy in and of itself. the problem is it's part of bagger picture of the fact that the obama foreign policy is unraveling lit literally before our eyes an on tvs.
to have the american president to the u.n., we do not agree with you. and i will give you two examples. we are all -- and i'm going to deal with the issue of iran. it will be the first question. before iran, let's speak iraq. in the early '80s, the prime minister decided to attack the nuclear reactor in iraq. it wasn't popular here in the u.s., but we did it. and we we were condemned by the u.s., by the state department, we were condemned by the u.n., but years later people exearkted that the -- appreciated that the, grave decision that prime minister begin took in 198 is 1 was for the benefit of the american people. because when you, the american army, invaded iraq, you were able do into the region without taking the risk that iran was nuclear. i'm sure there are some young jewish people in the audience, and for us, i don't mean -- yom kippur is the holiest day of the year. 1973 during the yom kippur, that's something i found out even though i thought i knew everything before i wrote the book, but while doing the research, i learned myself a lot, and i found out that in 1973 when the egyp
especially at places like the u.n., nothing of substance gets done. i actually prefer that our president is on the phone with prime minister netanyahu today. he was on the phone for an hour last week. he has been on the phone with other leaders from the middle east constantly throughout all of the chaos that is happening. that is much more important from a substantive standpoint than from any sort of perception standpoint of who he met or who he didn't meet, and we also saw the prime minister walk back his criticism. >> we got to leave it there. anna, maria, good to see you both. >> thanks so much. >> it would be great if he were meeting with the ladies of "the view" instead of meeting with netanyahu. >> he -- >> that's my personal preference. >> to meet with five powerful women. hey, you know, that may sway some votes. >> we have to take a quick break. [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? [ voice of dennis ] silence. you see us, at the start of the day. on th
ready for wednesday's rumble. >> well, the president's the president. he was at the u.n. giving two major speeches. he's been dealing with all sorts of international business, domestic business. he is at the white house a lot of the time preparing and i can tell you that his -- they have had to cancel times when he might or might not have been able to do preparation. it's my understanding mitt romney spent four or five days secluded somewhere. had five debates in 24 hours or 48 hours. and has senator portman with him every day on the airplane practicing. i'm here. i'm not traveling with the president or doing any of this. >> more expectations setting from senator kerrly and also making the point that being the job of president gets in the way of debate prep and leaving town and leaving washington helps for the president and doesn't hurt, wolf, picked a battleground state, nevada, to do the debate prep and going to other states. >> not far from denver, either. >> an easy jump over. also learning new details about how mitt romney's preparing for his first face to face contest with the
the "friends of syria" group along the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly meeting. two of syria's key allies, russia and china, were not included in the talks. clinton said the u.s. was offering the opposition an additional $45 million in non- lethal and humanitarian aid. she also used the opportunity to single out iran for aiding forces loyal to president bashar al-assad. 's most important lifeline is iran. last week a senior iranian official publicly acknowledged that members of the iranian revolutionary guard corp. are operating inside syria. there is no longer any doubt that tehran will do whatever it takes to protect its proxy and crony in damascus. >> sreenivasan: in washington, defense secretary leon panetta confirmed the u.s. has intelligence that shows the syrian regime has moved some of its chemical weapons to better secure them. he also said the major stockpiles at main sites are believed to be secure. in august, president obama threatened u.s. action if syria moves or uses its chemical weapons. meanwhile, in syria, the battle for control of the northern city of aleppo inte
, not surprisingly, dismissed those commence -- comments as outrageous and unrealistic. >> shepard: the u.n. secretary general addressed those weapons today. >> yeah. obviously a lot of concern raised last week by leon panetta when he said there is some evidence that some of those chemical weapons stockpiles have been moved. as a result, perhaps, of that information, the u.n. secretary general gave a stark warning today to president assad of syria. listen. >> i once again emphasize the fundamental responsibility of the syrian government to ensure the safety and security of any such stockpiles. the use of such would be outrageous crime with dire consequences. >> although given the lack of action from the u.n. on anything to do with syria, warnings of dire consequences from the secretary general are likely to be taken with a healthy dose of a pinch of salt by the syrians, shep? >> shepard: jonathan, before we wrap things up at the united nations, i had no idea that the united states was ready to start a war with north korea to take over all of asia. who knew? >> those were the claims made tod
. >> the turks took the issue to the u.n. security council where russia has consistently blocked any kind of action against the syrian regime. >> neither nato nor the u.n. security council has actually made the kind of decision that turkey wants on this issue, so in a way, it finds itself isolated and it's a position of great discomfort to the turkish prime minister. >> moments ago, the u.n. security council condemned the mortar attack on the turkish border town, but the turkish army believes it already has what it needs to cross into syria if provoked again. >> bret: jennifer, thank you. still ahead, florida's voter fraud scandal is getting nasty for republicans. first, certain words are so inflammatory, they're almost unheard of here in washington. a republican senator uses one for the obama administration does your phone give you all day battery life ? droid does. and does it launch apps by voice while learning your voice ? launch cab4me. droid does. keep left at the fork. does it do turn-by-turn navigation ? droid does. with verizon, america's largest 4g lte network, and motorola, dro
children and destroyed our homes. we will not allow him to lead syria." if nothing stops this war, the u.n. estimates that as many as 700,000 syrians will have fled to neighboring countries by the end of this year. and there is growing concern the violence could trigger further sectarian conflict, and widen a fault line in the region, already at the brink. brian? >> ann curry after a dicey day of reporting in syria today. and our thanks to our team on the ground from across the region tonight. ann curry, richard engel and lester holt. thank you all. we'll have much more of their reporting on our website tonight, nbcnightlynews.com. when our broadcast continues, emergency landings, loose seats, late flights. what's going on at american airlines these days? >>> and later a woman making a difference for young girls who don't have another home to go home to. tom costello. >> reporter: more trouble for american airlines. first, a boston to miami flight had to make an emergency landing sunday after several rows of seats came loose. the airline says new seats had been installed and the track may
to protect the great barrier reef. the u.n. says that unless more is done, the reef risks losing its world heritage list davis. this would turn into a political and ecological disaster. it has just been stand by google. are these pictures about to go from being an up-to-date window on the "masterpiece to a collection for an archive? >> a thrilling sport tradition or a crow and antiquated form of entertainment? in mexico, the debate is raging on whether to ban bullfighting. >> it is still one of the most controversial past times in the americas. bullfighting has been practiced in mexico since the time of the conquistadores, but its days might now be numbered. last year, a proposed ban in the mexican capital only felt at the final hurdle. this time around, the activists are convinced that the legislation will pass. following a partial ban in countries like peru and ecuador, this, the largest bullring in the world in mexico as potential the next site to be closed down. that is something that these fans and the workers here are desperate to avoid. this has been in the hernandez family for five
civilians were killed. the u.n. called on syria to respect the sovereignty of its neighbors. >>> if you're flying on american airlines today you may be in for a rough ride. american is cancelling dozens of its flights today as it works to fix seats. over the last week seats on three american flights came loose. american blames wear, poor design and spilled soda. seats are being removed and reinstalled. american cancelled 50 flights yesterday and 44 more today. >>> cbs money watch time now on a friday morning. crunching jobs numbers and a status update on a record number of facebook users. ashley morrison is here. >> reporter: asian markets edged up this morning after the bank of japan announced no change in the country's key interest rate. nikkei rose half a percent while the hang seng added half of a percent. today we get the latest snapshot on jobs. the labor department says on thursday that weekly unemployment applications were up by 4,000 last week, that's a level consistent with only modest hiring, some economists expect today's report will show a slight increase in unemployment. t
ahmadinejad has come to the u.n. general assembly and every time he's caused controversy, making accusations. veiled threats. this year was different. it was mostly platitudes about world peace but he had plenty of sharp comments in a series of interviews. his conversation with me was his final one. perhaps his final one on the world stage. you see, iran's election law says he can't run again and elections are set for 2013. so i asked him about israeli strikes and obama's warnings. you've indicated that you think that the israeli prime minister's threats toward iran are ones you don't take very seriously, but i was wondering how seriously you take the rhetoric of the president of the united states. president obama said at the united nations that he was determined to prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. do you regard that as a bluff? >> translator: you set forth two or three questions here. i have never used the word "bluff." when we say we do not take it seriously, we mean that it impacts -- it does not impact our policies in the slightest. iran is a vast country, is a great country.
positions so it is still a very dangerous situation along that long border. trace? >>trace: action in the u.n. could have been the wrong word, you are right. >> bringing in middle east expert michael singh, a former senior director for middle east affairs at the national security council. you have, michael, the situation where syria has apologized. you have turkey saying there is no appetite for war. the question becomes, can bashar al-assad handle fighting from in his country the rebels as well as outside of his country from turkey? that could be enough to crush the regime? >>guest: there is is no doubt bashar al-assad wants to keep turkey out of this. that is why we see not just syria apologizing but the russians who are the main diplomatic protector coming in and trying to contain this situation. what you see from the west, also, frankly, is a desire to contain the actual spillover here, the fighting here, and move this into the united nations security council to try to take advantage of this, to spur action in the council. >>trace: you use the word "contain" and that brings the next quest
, to resign as u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and yesterday, here's the response as they try and move forward and turn the majpage. congressman paul ryan and paul mccain. take a look at this approach. >> the response was slow. it was confused. it was inconsistent. they first said that it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob. we now know that it was a planned terrorist attack. if this was one tragic incident, that would be a tragedy in and of itself. the problem is it's part of a bigger picture of the fact that the obama foreign policy is unraveling literally before our eyes on our tv screens. >> i think it interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey, that al qaeda is on the wane, that everything's fine in the middle east. >> you think it's political? >> i think there are certain political overtones. how else could you trot out our u.n. ambassador to say it was spontaneous? >> maybe it was. >> five days later? that doesn't pass the smell test. it was ever ignorance or willful intelligence. >> whether you agree with him or not, senator mccain has the credibili
namic. that is on the agenda at the u.n. what do we expect there? >> reporter: that's right. there will be a meeting today sort of on the sidelines of the general assembly. it will be hosted by secretary of state hillary clinton. it is a meeting of the friends of syria. it will be attended by ministers of some 20 countries. the purpose of this meeting essentially to show support for the syrian opposition and to address the humanitarian concerns. the risch shan foreign minister is going to speak today. likely he will talk about syria. the russian foreign minister said yesterday russia is not going to offer asylum to the syrian president, bashar assad if that is sought. he also said russia is not pressuring assad to step down. martha, one statistic that is very disturbing. since monday, since the start of the general assembly this week, 489 people have been killed in syria because of that ongoing conflict. today we'll hear russia address it but unlikely we'll see any resolution anytime soon. martha: tragic and press, pressing event and on going store. david lee, thank you very
on the run inside the country, half of them children according to the u.n. and expected by the end of this year, some 700,000 people will have fled to neighboring countries and become refugees. it's in this climate that we entered syria. we went as you said with the syrian -- the free syrian army and we passed through the checkpoint we noticed they very much wanted to let it be known they were in charge. their flags were flying, they were in charge of the checkpoint. as we went with them towards aleppo, we saw bread lines, massive numbers of tanks, disabled tanks that were left over from the government, and we also say lots of bombed out buildings, so we saw lots of damage. what's happening is this free syrian army is in charge of pockets of land and they're trying to hold on to it. as we got closer to aleppo, andrea, we saw air strikes. we saw the evidence of air strikes not too far away and we met up with a commander of some 2500 soldiers, rebels essenti essential essentially, fighting under him in aleppo and he talked about -- he was complaining about the use of aerial strikes b
that turkey has now asked the u.n. security council to take, quote, necessary actions against syria to stop these kind of attacks. it's interesting that that alliance meeting was called under article 4 of the nato charter as you know an attack by one is an attack by all under article 5 of that charter. it's significant that turkey has not yet invoked article 5. but, again, syria crossed the line with this mortar attack into turkish civilian areas. just as they did when they shot down a turkish fighter jet in international waters earlier this year. >> we are outraged that the syrians have been shooting across the border. we are very we getful about the loss of life that has occurred on the turkish side. we are working with our turkish friends. i will be speaking with the foreign minister later to discussion what the best way forward would be. >> so, shepard, at this late hour tonight, it's not clear where all of this is heading. >> of course, jennifer, we all know the nightmare scenario is that what is happening in syria becomes a regional conflict, not that that's begun, it certainly hasn't
. >> ( translated ): thorough our ambassador we maintain contacts with syria and they assure us also through the u.n.'s special envoy for syria mr. lakhdar ibrahimi that it is a tragic incident, such incidents will not be repeated in the future. scuffles outside the turkish parliament in ankara, only a few protested, but many turks fear war erupting with their neighbor. once a friend, now deemed an enemy. inside the chamber, m.p.s granted the government powers to send troops over the border but that looks unlikely. by this evening the syrians had done exactly what the russians asked. inside syria, the war grows ever more bitter. neighboring countries and world powers have picked sides and are providing arms and other support, but as the u.n. security council meets tonight to discuss a resolution on yesterday's shelling, it's clear that no-one, least of all turkey and syria, wants the war to spill over the border. >> woodruff: for more on this i'm joined now by henri barkey-- a specialist in turkish affairs and a former state department official in the clinton administration. he now teaches at lehigh
, instead of jim lehrer. >> whatever it takes to keep american's attention. >>> foreign news this morning, u.n. security council is condemning syria after artillery strike on a turkish border town that killed five civilians. syria apologized. fears of cross border war triggered protests. police used tear gas and water cannons to barack reak up prote thousands. >>> struggling to put out a wildfire. the fire fueled by bone dry conditions quickly scorched 150 acres. some people in shelton, 40 miles from seattle, were forced from their homes. others were put on notice to be ready to get out. >>> american airlines is canceling dozens of flights just before the holiday weekend. as it scrambles to fix loose passenger seats. airline executives are not blaming the problem on its own work force. they claim it is a combination of wear, poor design and spilled soda, can you believe that, causing seat clamps to fail. the repairs should be repaired by monday. >> be careful with your sodas. >>> major financial headline this morning, record low rates for mortgage loans. the rates fell for a second week in a r
around the world in 60 minutes. the grabbed the world's attention if he u.n. general assembly. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu standing with a simple drawing of a bomb by his side, a pen in his hand showing world leaders literally where red line should be drawn on iran. today netanyahu will have the attention of both presidential candidates. president obama will be making a phone call to the israeli leader today. so is the man who wants to take his job, mitt romney. no doubt both of the conversations netanyahu will be pressing his case on iran. specifically what the u.s. is & other allied countries need to do to stop iran from getting a nuclear bomb. so here's what he said before the general assembly. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right he here. before -- before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment mess to make a bomb. >> it reminds us of that old boris and bullwinkle with the bomb and the fuse and all that. it was really quite bizarre way to demonstrate this red line. talk a little bit about what we anticipate, what we expec
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